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Invited Talk
Time: 2:30 PM ~ 3:30 PM, May 8, 2015
Venue:  10th Floor, Yifu Building (near main gate of west campus)
Talker: Prof. Yoshiteru Nakamori
Affiliation: Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Topic: Decision-Making by Integrating Analytical and Synthetic Thinking
People do not receive adequate education of integrating various kinds of knowledge when making a complex decision, which needs to combine analytical thinking and synthetic thinking. Systems science is expected to help people in solving contemporary complex problems, utilizing diversified knowledge effectively. However, traditional systems science has been divided into two schools: one seeks a systematic procedure to give a correct objective answer; the other develops an emergent, systemic process so that the user can continue exploratory learning. Thus, analytical thinking and synthetic thinking has been developed in different schools independently. 

This presentation introduces a procedural, but virtually systemic, approach to knowledge synthesis, which considers the synthesis of social knowledge and scientific knowledge, the synthesis of personal knowledge and group knowledge, and the synthesis of explicit knowledge and tacit knowledge. The presentation also introduces one of the applications of this approach to the demand forecasting and food sales management in a supermarket, in which the mathematical systems approach, the social survey approach, and the empirical management approach are integrated.